The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

Your wellbeing starts with a healthy mouth. Our mouths are a natural entry point for harmful bacteria, which breed on the sugar and carbohydrates we consume each day. Consistent brushing and flossing at least two times per day is essential to your oral health, but it's not enough. Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings are [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|General Dentistry, Gum Disease, Oral Health|Comments Off on The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

A Few Notes About Flossing

Most people understand the basics of tooth brushing. We know how to clean the teeth of plaque and food residues, to prevent feeding the bacteria that create cavities. However, flossing may be a bit less well understood. Many people seem to believe that the purpose of flossing is to remove food from between the teeth. [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|General Dentistry, Gum Disease|Comments Off on A Few Notes About Flossing

Causes of Tooth Loss

We may associate tooth loss with aging, but losing teeth is no longer considered a natural consequence of old age. In the past, dental care and medical advances were not as thorough as they are today—so with proper care, most people can keep their teeth. Can and do are quite different things, however. The steady [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|dentures, General Dentistry|Comments Off on Causes of Tooth Loss

What’s in Your Mouthwash?

Oral rinses are a popular way to freshen breath and improve your oral health, but do you know what’s inside your mouthwash? Few people take the time to read the list of active ingredients in mouthwashes, and instead rely on packaging verbiage to guide their purchases. If you tend to read the ingredients before you [...]

By |May 29th, 2018|General Dentistry|Comments Off on What’s in Your Mouthwash?

Three Ways Fluoride Helps Your Teeth

As you know, Australia is one of the many countries in the world that add fluoride to the water supply as a public health benefit. In fact, several locations have naturally occurring fluoride in their water supply already, and require only a small supplemented amount, if any. Fluoride is also the main active ingredient in [...]

By |April 24th, 2018|Diet, General Dentistry|Comments Off on Three Ways Fluoride Helps Your Teeth

Chemistry and Cavities: Understanding What Happens in the Mouth

We’re all taught from a young age that candy and sodas give you cavities, right? It’s not untrue, but it’s not the whole story, either. Understanding how bacteria and acidity damage tooth enamel can help you have a better grasp on how your food and drink choices affect your oral health. Read on to learn [...]

By |April 3rd, 2018|General Dentistry|Comments Off on Chemistry and Cavities: Understanding What Happens in the Mouth

Another Night of Bad Sleep? You May Have OSA

Do you have a problem getting quality sleep every night? Maybe you wake up feeling poorly, even after getting what you thought was a full night’s rest. Many people who’ve long suffered from unsatisfying sleep are often surprised when they finally get a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition defined be [...]

By |March 26th, 2018|General Dentistry|Comments Off on Another Night of Bad Sleep? You May Have OSA

5 Things That Can Cause a Toothache (Other Than a Cavity)

Every dentist has heard “I have a toothache,” but there are a wide variety of problems that can cause discomfort in the mouth. Pain may originate in the gums, connective tissue, or the nerves of the tooth. Sometimes a deep cavity is the obvious culprit, but patients often complain of toothaches in the absence of [...]

By |January 17th, 2018|General Dentistry, Oral Health|Comments Off on 5 Things That Can Cause a Toothache (Other Than a Cavity)

Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

Sensitive teeth can keep your from enjoying certain foods, such as hot coffee and ice cream. If you find yourself cringing each time you bite down, chew, or drink overly hot or cold foods, it may be time to visit the dentist. Knowing the root cause of your tooth sensitivity can rule out serious dental [...]

By |October 9th, 2017|General Dentistry, Gum Disease, Oral Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?